Melissa Hanson

Director of Finance/Administration

Melissa Hanson is the Director of Finance/Administration for the Institute for Discipleship. Her responsibilities focus on administration relating to (including managing course schedules and creating the content of the BeADisciple website), as well as being in charge of the overall financial operations of the Institute.

Sara Weinert

Communications Manager

Sara Weinert is Communications Manager for the Institute for Discipleship.  Although much of her work is as an editor and writer with (editing and creating course descriptions and newsletters), she interacts with a wide variety of our constituents–-learners and instructors, the media, donors, and others.

Beth Galbreath

BeADisciple Registrar

Beth Galbreath is the Administrative Assistant for BeADisciple. She builds courses and manages course enrollments. She’s also a popular instructor on!

Beth Perry

Instructor Support Specialist

Britt Bradley is the Director of Program Design & Branding for BeADisciple. She keeps our website and course information up to date and works with instructors to develop course descriptions and images for course pages.

Michael Beardslee

Director of Advanced Christian Studies and Learning Management

Miranda Priddy is the Director of Business Operations for the Institute for Discipleship. She makes sure our instructors are paid, runs the store, and keeps track of finances and strategic planning for the Institute.

Lori Richey

Director of Online Education

Lori Richey is the Director of Online Education for the Institute for Discipleship. She connects learners and instructors to the quality educational content found at Lori began working for the Institute in 2018.

Anna Firebird

account manager

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Richard Johnson

web designer

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Tiffany Whitewind


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Alexander Smith


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